Spring will be here before we know it, and an important part of home maintenance is to make sure your roof is ready.
After weathering the Minnesota winter, your roof could have sustained damage from excess snow, ice dams, or heavy winds. The best thing you can do for your roof is to prepare it for the rain and warmer weather to come!
Midwest Exteriors MN will show you what signs of damage to look for and the best ways to prepare your roof for spring.
Things You Can Do to Prepare Your Roof for Spring
You can do several things to help prepare your roof for spring. It will take some work, but the payoff is well worth it.
If you follow these steps, you’ll have a better chance of making it through the spring rains without issue.
Clean Your Gutters
Once the snow melts, it’s a good idea to check and clean your gutters. Clean out the debris that has accumulated in your gutters, and while you’re at it, check for damage.
Some signs of damage include bent gutters, gutters that are pulling away from the eaves, and missing pieces. These things need to be repaired or replaced to prevent roof leaks down the line.
Check Your Attic
Take some time to scan your attic for signs of damage or problems. It shouldn’t be wet!
Check for black marks or mold, and examine your insulation for mildew. If you see anything out of the ordinary, it’s time to call in a professional for inspection to protect your home and health.
Trim Your Trees
If you have trees that overhang your roof, it’s a good idea to trim branches away from your roof before they fall off and cause potential damage. Any limbs that look like an eventual danger to your roof should be removed.
If you have many trees or feel uncomfortable trimming trees yourself, hire a professional to take care of this job. It’s quite dangerous and best left to the pros with specialized training and equipment.
Signs of Roof Damage
Winter is a harsh time of year for our homes, and it is possible that our roof didn’t hold up during the inclement weather. There are some signs to look for that will tell you that your roof is damaged.
Look for signs like:
● Mold or water damage in the attic
● Light coming through in your attic
● Critters living in your attic
● Missing shingles
● Water leaks that appear in your home as the snow melts
If you see any of these signs, it’s time to call a professional roofing company to inspect and repair your roof. Neglecting what seems like a small issue will only make the damage worse.
Schedule a Professional Roofing Inspection Before Spring
Getting up on your roof can be dangerous, and sometimes, DIY roof repairs are not the most sound choice. We understand being handy, but at a certain point, you’re putting too many things at risk while missing out on some potential benefits that a professional can provide.
If you schedule a professional roofing inspection with a company like Midwest Exteriors MN, you’ll get a thorough inspection, minor repairs done right, and peace of mind that your roof will be ready for the spring.
In addition, professional roofers are trained to detect problems with your roof that you might be unaware of, like hidden roof leaks or puddles, or holes in your soffit. During the inspection, the professional roofer will check your attic, the outer structures, shingles, and the workmanship of your roof for any problems or potential problems. They can work with you to get these problems fixed in a timely manner.
Professional roofers can also give you advice about caring for your roof and what to do if you have a problem. You’ll feel much more comfortable going into spring knowing your roof won’t cause problems down the line.
Contact Midwest Exteriors MN to Schedule Your Spring Roof Inspection
Scheduling a professional roofing inspection is vital to the health of your roof, so don’t delay. Call Midwest Exteriors MN to get your inspection on the books. Whether you live in a house or a condo, we’re prepared to fully inspect your roof and make repairs as needed.
Give us a call at 651-346-9477 or send us a message on our website.